Festival of Outback Opera Returning in May 2022

Editorial Team — 7 April 2022
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Over 10 days in May, the outback towns of Longreach, Winton, Barcaldine, Blackall, Tambo and Windorah will be the stage of the 2022 Festival of Outback Opera.

Featuring two open-sky concerts, four performances of The Sopranos (a newly commissioned work by poet and writer Sarah Holland-Batt), community singalongs and a program of events and activities, the festival will be held 18–27 May. Acclaimed soprano Greta Bradman and tenor Kanen Breen will headline the festival, while conductor Dane Lam will be Music Director.

Opera Queensland received $500,000 from the Queensland Government to develop and tour The Sopranos as part of the event.

“The Festival was created to deliver exceptional performances in remote regional centres, celebrating the communities that live there and deepening the relationship between art and place and people,” said Opera Queensland CEO & Artistic Director Patrick Nolan.

“After the overwhelmingly positive response to last year’s Festival, we realised the combination of spectacular landscapes and sublime music created a unique experience. Opera in the Outback is good for the soul.

“Funding from Queensland Government to support this year’s Festival, recognises the significance of the event and its capacity to activate remote regional communities in new and exciting ways,” he said.

The full program and tickets are available at oq.com.au.


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